# Windows – Wallpaper in Windows 7 locked down by domain group policy

desktop-customizationdomaingroup-policywindows 7

I am in a situation where my wallpaper is locked to a specific image on my work computer via group policy. I can't change it via the Personalization settings since it is grayed out and says it has been set by the system administrator.

Anyone know some local GPO and/or registry hackery I can do to override the domain's policy? I could probably get away with logging in under a local account for this, but I want that to be a last resort.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Inside, there's a key called Wallpaper. I deleted it and re-set the desktop background, and it worked.